Since most Turks speak horrible English , I'm often praised for my advanced level of English . But I don't speak any other languages than English and Turkish. In some countries like Belgium, most people are polyglots and two languages aren't that impressive.
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I have always been impressed with Filipinos. They know their native language of Tagalog, and most also know Spanish and English .
In America, there is a feeling of being superior and not needing to know any other language. And the tourists from here visiting other countries often project that arrogance by expecting everyone there to understand them, and if they don't, the tourist yells louder thinking that will make them understand. I have little language skills other than English , but always tried at least a few works. I found that people in foreign countries would pretend to not speak any English till the tourist actually tries to speak the host tongue, then suddenly they will open up and speak excellent English .
I am impressed by those who speak more languages, but for the most part, only business people who need to speak other languages for their business would praise that ability.1